Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Christian's Views of His Morality Without God

          Wow, I must say that even though I know that not EVERY Christian would answer this question the way the caller in this video does, but it both amazes and saddens me when I hear a person claiming moral superiority over me. This is a video is a clip from last Sunday's Atheist Experience:

          Even sadder, this is not the first time I have heard a christian say this sort of thing, and I find it very sad. First off, the judeo-christian especially seem to constantly drill into everyone's head that they can't think or reason successfully for themselves without some dogma to consult and blindly follow. I find it hard to see how people can hear others saying that they would kill their children if Yahweh told them too, and call this type of dogmatic faith moral and rational.

          This is one of the types of examples why I am of the opinion that positive promotion of faith based beliefs, especially when it changes your whole lifestyle and how you view the world around you, is a harmful thing. Anytime you have people conditioned to just accept things without rational evidence and reasoning it can lead to people being conditioned to abandon their morality completely when the dogma gets in the way.
"If God kills, lies, cheats, discriminates, and otherwise behaves in a manner that puts the mafia to shame, that's okay, he's God. He can do whatever he wants. Anyone who adheres to this philosophy has had his sense of morality, decency, justice and humanness warped beyond recognition by the very book that is supposed to be preaching the opposite. "                 -Dennis McKinsey 

1 comment:

  1. This is what happens when certain passages are used to illustrate a point of view based on their belief of what the Bible is saying. You have to look at the passages in their entirety in order to get the true meaning. About the Bible, it is the inerrant word of God. After all God is the author of love in this universe. What other faith teaches that? Answer-not many.